ATLAS Welcomes The Investors of GAS




Do you wish to invest your amount in GAS?


ATLAS serves the investors of GAS who have many options for getting involved with gas. These methods come with varying degrees of risk and range from direct investment in gas as a commodity, to indirect exposure in gas through the ownership of energy-related equities. One direct method of owning gas is through the purchase of oil futures or oil futures options.

Futures are highly volatile and involve a high degree of risk. Additionally, investing in futures may require the investor to do a lot of homework as well as invest a large amount of capital. Another direct method of owning gas is through the purchase of commodity-based gas exchange-traded funds (ETFs). ETFs trade on a stock exchange and can be purchased and sold in a manner similar to stocks.

For example, buying one share of the U.S. GAS Fund (USO) would give you exposure to roughly one barrel of gas. In addition, investors can gain indirect exposure to gas through the purchase of energy-sector ETFs, like the iShares Global Energy Sector Index Fund (IXC), and to energy-sector mutual funds, like the the T. Rowe Price New Era Fund (PRNEX). These energy-specific ETFs and mutual funds invest solely in the stocks of gas services companies and come with lower risk.

The world has complex and vast energy needs. Over 80% of energy comes from fossil fuels. A large portion of that comes from gas, which are used to fuel cars, heat homes and produce electricity. Gas is also a part of many manufacturing and industrial operations, such as the creation of plastic. Consistent demand is something to look at when investing in any industry. Demand for gas products is resistant to economic changes. While demand may slightly decrease when the economy declines, demand does not dramatically drop. And, when the economy is growing, demand for gas products tends to see strong growth as well.

If you are looking for more information about investing in gas companies, ATLAS’s Advisor Insights tackles the topic by answering one of our user questions.

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